word wednesday

Definition of opprobrium:

1 : something that brings disgrace
2 a : public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious
2 b : contempt, reproach

I can only imagine the opprobrium I would have received from my parents if I hadn’t done well in school.

Or, perhaps, many a man has received widespread opprobrium in the #metoo movement.


word wednesday

Definition of iconoclast:

1 : a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
2 : a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration

In all honesty, I am still trying to wrap my head around this word to use it in a sentence. Would a Flat-Earther be an iconoclast of proven science?

word wednesday

This week’s word is lugubrious. It’s a great word that’s gotten recent play in the press.

1 : mournful
2 : dismal

Per the San Francisco Chronicle:

Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson called out President Donald Trump at soul singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral in an alliterative assault in response to the president saying that Franklin “worked for him.”

“You lugubrious leech, you dopey doppelgänger of deceit and deviance, you lethal liar, you dimwitted dictator, you foolish fascist,” he said. “She ain’t work for you.”

OMG. The VOCABULARY. *swoon*

word wednesday

A new word for me: fungible. Definition?

1 : being something (such as money or a commodity) of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in paying a debt or settling an account
2 : capable of mutual substitution
3 : readily changeable to adapt to new situations

Synonyms for fungible include interchangeable and flexible. I like to think that this blog’s content is fungible.

word wednesday

This week’s word is erratic. Merriam-Webster (MW) defines it as:

1 : having no fixed course
2 a : characterized by lack of consistency, regularity, or uniformity
2 b : deviating from what is ordinary or standard

Yup. That’s what this blog is. No fixed course. I have my regular postings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday could be about ANYTHING. Enjoy the erratic content.

I initially wanted to call this blog the erratic editor but for some reason, eccentric stuck in my head and that became the name of this blog. Ah, whatever. Maybe I’ll rename it. Maybe I won’t. I’m not sure. I”m not married to my domain name.